MSU Outstanding Young Alumnus

Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture announced the winners of several alumni awards during Homecoming 2018 in October, including Dr. Sheila Wilson Phillips, left, as the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Phillips is pictured with Dr. Tony Brannon, dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture.

MURRAY — Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture announced the winners of several alumni awards during Homecoming 2018 in October, including Dr. Sheila Wilson Phillips as the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

“Hutson School of Agriculture graduates are exhibiting greatness all around the region and nation,” said Dr. Tony Brannon, dean. “These alumni have distinguished themselves as being among the best of the best.”

The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award is given each year to a Murray State alumnus who has excelled in their career and graduated a minimum of 10 years before the time of selection. Dr. Sheila Wilson Phillips received the award for 2018.

Phillips, originally from Owen County, graduated from Murray State with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 2011. As a Murray State student, Phillips served on the Agriculture Leadership Council and was the chair of the Agriculture Ambassadors organization in 2011. She was a member of the Alpha Zeta agriculture honor society and the Sigma Alpha professional agriculture sorority, where she served as alumni coordinator and scholarship chair. Additionally, during her time in the Block and Bridle student club, Phillips held many of

“Each year we take the opportunity to recognize our outstanding alumni nominated from among our more than 3,500 agriculture alumni,” Brannon said. “These award winners are great representatives and totally deserve to join our Alumni Wall of Fame.”  

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